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This introductory astronomy course presents the terminology, historical perspective, and current thinking about our universe. Part one of the text provides an understanding of the relationship between the Earth, moon, and sun and Earth's place in space. Part two covers the solar system–the night sky, the sun, the inner and outer planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors. Part three presents a description of the universe beyond the solar system. Topics include characteristics of stars, lives of stars, star systems and galaxies, and the history of the universe.
SC16 Earth Science
This comprehensive course concisely reflects the current knowledge and advances in the earth sciences. Modern, accurate explanations of the study of minerals, water and glaciers, the atmosphere, plate tectonics and continental drift, the oceans, weather, and the solar system and space are included. Important current problems such as conservation and pollution of the environment are also treated. Special end-of-chapter features explore current issues facing the world today. Abundant end-of-chapter activities stimulate the student to think, organize, and integrate the chapter topics.
SC24 Environmental Science
In this course students are introduced to the field of ecology–the study of how living things interact with each other and with the nonliving things in their environment. Environmental science, the central topic of this course, is the study of how humans affect these interactions. The text is written to help students better understand the living world around them–how Earth's interrelated living systems work and what we, as humans, can do to keep them healthy. In addition, through an understanding and knowledge of different kinds of resources–living resources, soil and land, air, water, and energy–and how human pollution can disrupt the delicate balance among life on Earth, students can help to make this a better world by applying what they have learned in their own daily life.
SC23 Human Biology and Health
In this course students learn about the basic biology of the human body–the structure and function of each body system and how the systems of the body work together to enable the human body to function and remain stable despite internal and external environmental changes. Students also learn about the components of wellness and the decision-making process to determine if something is good for their health to promote stability in the body.
SC22 Introductory Zoology
In this general studies science course, students are introduced to the diversity and interdependence of animal life on Earth. The student will learn about the general characteristics of animals, how animals interact with their environment, some of the adaptations animals use to get food and escape predators, and the effects humans can have on animal populations and ecosystems. Ample illustrations, photographs, and activities help reinforce and clarify scientific concepts.
SC14 Life Science
In this comprehensive course, biological topics are arranged in a logical sequence that makes them easy to understand. The sections dealing with the human body present not only its structure and function, but also its care. Modern accurate explanations of cellular structure, respiration, enzymes, genetics, and adaptation are included in simple form. Important current problems such as conservation and ecology, drugs and human behavior, and environmental pollution are also treated. The unifying thematic approach stresses the concepts of adaptation and survival. Abundant end-of-chapter activities stimulate the student to think, organize, and integrate the chapter topics.
SC15 Physical Science
This comprehensive course concisely reflects the current knowledge and advances in the physical sciences. Both the English and metric systems of measurement are employed in the discussions and in the problems. Carefully selected practice problems, such as those in the discussions of light and electricity, guide the student through some difficult areas. While maintaining the identity of the separate sciences, each chapter–especially in chemistry–is developed from concepts previously learned. Abundant end-of-chapter activities stimulate the student to think, organize, and integrate the chapter topics.